I was in my garden in Birmingham at the weekend when a wren sized bird flew out from behind some irises in my pond. It had presumably been drinking. I only momentarily saw it, but was struck by its red head stripe, which was redder than that of a robin's breast. The stripe shape was similar to that of a goldcrest (but obviously different in colour) and in contrast to the patch of a lesser redpoll.
I realise this is very limited information. I cant even be sure of the feather colour of it, other than the size and the head stripe.
thanks a lot
In reply to PimperneBloke:
PimperneBloke said:Firecrest has a red stripe, doesn't it?
I wouldn’t describe the stripe as red, or redder than a robin, and personally, would have noticed other aspects I think, even with a couple of secs as firecrests are distinctive. But, probably as a reasonable fit, and they are less rare these days. Not sure about Brum though.
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